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Will Bed Bath & Beyond sink like Sears or rise like Best Buy?

The company has been on a rollercoaster of crises, including a meme-stock rise and crash. Its latest financial report comes Thursday. → Read More

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California sues Amazon, alleging its policies cause higher prices everywhere

California's antitrust lawsuit alleges the company penalizes sellers and suppliers that offer cheaper prices at rival online stores. → Read More

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The economics behind 'quiet quitting' — and what we should call it instead

Is "quiet quitting" about being lazy or setting healthy boundaries? Is it even real? We dig into the data and ask workers themselves about what it means to them. → Read More

The economics behind 'quiet quitting' — and what we should call it instead

Is "quiet quitting" about being lazy or setting healthy boundaries? Is it even real? We dig into the data and ask workers themselves about what it means to them. → Read More

Quiet quitting, real quitting, unionizing — what else are American workers up to?

How we work, when we work, how much we work – it's all shifting on a scale not seen in decades. → Read More

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Amazon loses key step in its attempt to reverse its workers' historic union vote

A federal labor official is recommending a dismissal of Amazon's objections after a lengthy hearing on the company's appeal against the historic union win at a warehouse in New York's Staten Island. → Read More

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What our shopping choices say about the U.S. economy

Here's what we learned from a hectic spate of financial report cards shared by top U.S. retailers. → Read More

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What happens when people want all the air fryers and then, suddenly, they don't

Big box stores are working through an unexpected glut of inventory: TVs, kitchen appliances, hoodies and other hot pandemic items. Part of the problem is the bullwhip effect. → Read More

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A new reality reverberates through Russia's music scene

Canceled concerts, lawsuits, existential turmoil. As Russia has cracked down on anti-war speech, the country's music scene reaches a particularly high pitch. → Read More

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UNESCO declares borsch cooking an endangered Ukrainian heritage

Ukraine's culture minister declared victory in "the war for borsch" as Russia also claims the hearty beet soup. UNESCO says the invasion threatens Ukraine's borsch culture with "extreme urgency." → Read More

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What's happening with Russia's 1st default on foreign debt in a century

The clock ran out on Russia's payments. But there's a twist: Russia does not consider itself in default because the country has the money, just its payments have been blocked by Western sanctions. → Read More

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Ikea packs up Russian operations and plans sale of factories

The Swedish furniture giant previously shut Russian stores and now says it cannot see a way to resume operations "any time soon" as the war in Ukraine continues. → Read More

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These Russian couples didn't plan to get married. The Ukraine war changed their minds

More couples — including those who stayed in Russia and those who fled — are urgently marrying, for reasons both practical and deeply emotional. → Read More

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Ukraine agonizes over Russian culture and language in its social fabric

A third of Ukrainians have called Russian their mother tongue. Russian statues and cultural markers abound. Are these influences inherently toxic? The war is prompting emotional conversations. → Read More

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Starbucks is exiting Russia, shutting 130 stores

The coffee chain joins McDonald's in taking its brand out of the country. Starbucks had temporarily paused operations in March. → Read More

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Russia's war in Ukraine is threatening an outpost of cooperation in space

For decades, U.S. astronauts and Russian cosmonauts have lived side-by-side aboard the International Space Station. Now some are wondering whether that partnership can withstand the war in Ukraine. → Read More

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The ripple effects of Russia's war in Ukraine are changing the world

Stores running out of cooking oil. Gas prices soaring. Farmers scrambling for fertilizer. Nations rethinking alliances. We zoom in on the war's seismic, far-reaching repercussions. → Read More

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Here's what Putin said about Ukraine in his Victory Day speech

Speaking at an annual parade to honor the end of World War II, Russia's president sought to link the past Soviet victory to the battle in Ukraine and signaled no major military or policy shifts. → Read More

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Russia's Victory Day celebrations take on new importance for the Kremlin this year

Russians celebrate Victory Day on Monday, May 9. The annual event marks the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, but it has taken on added importance this year because of Ukraine. → Read More

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Chris Smalls started Amazon's 1st union. He's now heard from workers at 50 warehouses

The Amazon Labor Union was born Friday after an improbable victory for Chris Smalls over Amazon. Smalls and his friend Derrick Palmer spoke to NPR on Twitter Spaces. → Read More